Putting in a skylight accomplishes many things: it will help you keep your sanity in the gray days of winter, help in preventing the SAD disorder some of us get when we don’t get enough sunshine and views of nature/outdoors actually help to relax the body and lower your blood pressure. What if you want more than just a regular skylight that will let light into your space, but doesn’t give you a “view?” Try sky ceilings and windows from SkyFactory (www.theskyfactory.com).
SkyFactory ceilings and windows replicate the REAL SKY-from color temperature, pattern, hue and viewer perspective. I’ve used these in a retail chain I used to work for and we had customers who came in just to “see the sky.” Our ceiling also had the lights timed to simulate the sky moving across the sky-this feature is also available for residential applications.
From a GREEN or eco-friendly design perspective, SkyFactory works to minimize its carbon-footprint by using high efficiency and recyclable components, actively recycling waste and old components and minimizing use of printed materials. The SkyFactory also makes contributions towards the protection of the environment through donations to the IA Atmospheric Research Institute. SkyFactory’s factory and office is a new, energy-efficient building that has reduced consumption by 30% and working to reach zero carbon emissions and investing in alternative energies. By purchasing items from an eco-friendly company and recycling old parts, you as a consumer, are part of the solution and reducing waste in landfills.